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Do commuters suffer from job-education mismatch?

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  • Peter Huber

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The migration literature shows that cross-border skill transfer is associated with a risk of increased job-education mismatch. This paper examines whether the problems of job-education mismatch often found among migrants also apply to cross-border commuters and compares cross-border commuters to within-country commuters as well as non-commuters and recent and established migrants in this respect. We find that cross-border commuters and recent migrants from EU15 countries have lower over- but higher under-education rates than non-commuters, but that for cross-border commuters and recent migrants from the NMS12 the opposite applies. Within-country commuters finally have lower over- but higher under-education rates than non-commuters in both regions. Please note: The alternative choice regarding Session theme is K. Spatial issues of the labour market

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Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa11p112.

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Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa11p112

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  1. Antonio Di Paolo & Anna Matas & Josep Lluís Raymond, 2014. "“Job Accessibility, Employment and Job-Education Mismatch in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona”," IREA Working Papers, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics 201419, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised May 2014.
  2. Eichhorst, Werner & Giulietti, Corrado & Guzi, Martin & Kendzia, Michael J. & al., et, 2011. "Report No. 40: The Integration of Migrants and its Effects on the Labour Market," IZA Research Reports, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 40, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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